If I had to choose just one recipe to represent this summer so far… this sriracha-spiked street corn would be it. Mainly because I can’t stop making (and eating) it: for lunches, dinners, happy hours, and barbecues, and I typically make a solemn promise to several guests that I’ll share the recipe on the blog. So here it is in all it’s ridiculously simple glory. Don’t be alarmed by the fact that a fair amount of mayonnaise is involved, and don’t, I repeat do not, substitute yogurt as some healthy-minded cooks (me) might be tempted to do. And did I mention that it’s highly addictive? Consider this your fair warning…

Sriracha-Spiked Street Corn


  • 4 ears of corn, shucked and split in half to form 8 pieces
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I prefer classic Hellmann’s)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • a bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • a couple tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 limes, each cut into 6 slices
  • course flake salt, like Maldon


  1. In a small plate, pour a bit of olive oil and roll the corn in it to evenly coat. Sprinkle all over with garlic salt.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat, and grill the corn until slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Turn occasionally to cook on all sides.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha and a squeeze of lime juice. Whisk to combine.
  4. When the corn comes off the grill, slather it with the mayonnaise mixture, than sprinkle with cilantro, chili powder and a sprinkle of coarse salt. Roll all the corn cobs around in the mixture to get it all evenly coated, and serve with slices of lime so guests can squeeze more juice as they like.
  5. Embrace the messiness… I promise, it’s worth it.

*photo by Chelsea Fullerton

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Comments (59)
  1. 1
    Chelsea June 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Readers, Chelsea the photographer, here. This recipe is a MUST try. Take my word for it—it’s amazing!!!

    • Camille Styles June 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Haha, thanks Chels! You captured it to perfection!! 🙂

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    Ridgely's Radar June 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Second that! We make this all the time – it is delicious!

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    Shannon June 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    This looks so amazing. Perfect for summer cookouts.

    • Camille Styles June 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      It’s so good, and couldn’t be simpler. Let me know if you give it a try! xx

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    Tori June 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    YUM. This is my kind of summer staple dish.

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    Supal {chevrons and éclairs} June 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Ah! I’m going to save this in my files, but it is entirely too cold here in St. Andrews for a little grilling fun unfortunately.

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    Lynn June 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    ohhh…definitely going to try this. I have a recipe for Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob. It is wonderful!!! Similar concept. yum! http://www.travelynneats.com/2013/06/08/grilled-mexican-corn-on-the-cob/

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    Veronica June 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Camille! I can already see this being a 4th of July goodness!!

    • Camille Styles June 19, 2013 at 7:46 am

      Yes, absolute perfection… it’ll definitely be on the grill at our house that day! 😉

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    kelsey June 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    yum! this looks amazing
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    Enter our giveaway!

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    Joel June 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    try adding Cotija cheese. You can buy it at Vons next to the parmasan. delish

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    Jaclyn June 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I can’t wait try this once we get our first batch of sweet corn! Sriracha is the best.

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    grandbabycakes June 18, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Gosh I want this corn in my life! It looks so incredible!

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    Desiree {Chic Coastal Living} June 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Ok!!! Yummmmmmm! We have been eating corn every other day here too because it is just so good even when it’s plain! I can’t even imagine how awesome it would be with your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    • Camille Styles June 19, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Agreed – last night I made a big vegetable salad with raw corn in it, and it couldn’t have been sweeter or more perfect. Love ingredients that are so good, they don’t need a thing! (But yes, this recipe does take it to a whole new level…)

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    Sarah | Sarah The Architect June 19, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Yum!! I can’t wait to try this.

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    Jeanine Donofrio June 19, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I made a salad version of this that I almost posted here last week 🙂

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    Classiq June 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

    This looks delicious, perfect for summer.

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    Lainy June 19, 2013 at 10:16 am

    This is seriously my favorite thing ever. I could eat that whole plate.

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    Erin Bulger June 19, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Om nom nom! Oh that looks incredible. My tummy is rumbling, I shouldn’t be teasing myself with these delicious pictures. Is it lunch time yet?…


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    Joan Gutierrez June 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    this looks amazing. i have all the ingredients and trying it tonight with grilled baby back ribs. perfect combination. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Diana B June 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

    sounds wonderful can’t wait to make it. Thank you

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    Melissa June 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Gotta love the whole “grilled corn meets ethnic accompaniment.” And I love Siracha. Friend of a friend told me about another corn recipe – roasted with sweet chili pepper jam and queso fresco. Now, I have two yummy sounding corn recipes to try!

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    cookingclassy June 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Gorgeous photos – I just love your site! This corn sounds so good!

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    Laundry in Louboutins June 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Just made this corn this past weekend… thanks for sharing such an amazingly delicious recipe!! A real crowd pleaser!!

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    Jaci June 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    where does one find sraracha?
    What is it?

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    Maegan @ The BakerMama June 28, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    We’ve already made this 3 times since you posted it and we’re making it again for a party tonight! We just can’t get enough of it! So addicting! We sprinkle it with cotija as well and it is amazing!

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    Stacey McFadden July 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Made it twice in one weekend, even a mayo hater (I didn’t tell her), LOVED IT.

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    Angie July 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Can I ask how spicy this is? This recipe looks amazing, but I can’t eat anything too spicy.

    • p-- July 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

      you can make it without the sriracha – mix mayo, chili powder, cotija cheese, and cilantro or parsley, then slather. squeezing in some lime juice works wonders as well.

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    Alethea B August 7, 2013 at 4:33 am

    I make this often…I will usually add Parm, for my son, but will add Cojita for my bf and I..its GREAT!

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    Kendra A May 23, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Tried this tonight, and it was amazing!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!! Will be making again ASAP!

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    jayna June 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Where can I find the sriracha sauce?

    • Camille Styles June 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Most grocery stores carry it on the Asian aisle, but if yours doesn’t have one, check out any Asian grocery!

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    Erin L. Schneider June 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Just made this tonight for dinner for the first time and holy WHOA, this recipe is amazing! My husband, who normally doesn’t like sriracha (or anything too spicy) said not to put the sauce on his…but I did, and now there’s nothing left on the plate! So. Good. Will be making this again, for sure!

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    Kelly September 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    We make this all the time now! We do it inside a lot and just stick the corn in the oven. The sriracha mayonnaise mix we make for tons of different things too, like dipping for fries or to put on burgers! One of my family’s favorites.

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    Rafael Centenera (@hiphoper33) July 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    \\(O)// 😛 #Ate